"Our hearts were won after parking and pausing at the blue gate, where we lingered before even passing through to the beautifully planted courtyard. The latter became our favorite spot for morning coffee and late afternoon reflections on the day. It didn't hurt that the season offered the blazing orange of pyrocanthus berries, the shimmering yellow of aspen leaves just turning, and the red of the Virginia Creeper twining here and there. Even the ornamental grasses were "in bloom," and hummingbirds regularly hovered at the porch feeder.
Yes, we did spend time inside this lovely casa, where every comfort and convenience was provided for relaxing, cooking, and sleeping. The art work from Alexander Anthony's Adobe Gallery enhanced this rich interior environment.
For planning our days, the collection of brochures and local magazines was richly supplemented by excellent tips and guidance from both Mr. Anthony and Todd. Inspired by the cool evenings to light our kiva, we were grateful when Todd provided kindling, paper, and fragrant pinon, as well as new lighters! Wondering where to eat, how to find the best spot for catching the shuttle, where the neighborhood coffee house is? Todd will lead you there!
While this was the perfect location for venturing further into and out of the city, perhaps the greatest pleasure was that feeling of being IN a walkable neighborhood and the growing familiarity with Canyon Rd., Asequia Madre, and all the lovely cross streets!
We are so grateful to our generous and charming hosts and do hope to visit again!"
Guest: deanna m.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: October 7, 2016